January 2014 ///

Special Focus

First well interventions by a full-catenary CT system on a DP vessel with compensated gangway

Reawat Wattanasuwankorn, Frank Hammer, Scott Ashby, Boots & Coots—A Halliburton Service; Nick Long, Yan Song, Brunei Shell Petroleum; Jameel Ahmed Basheer Ahmed, Belait Shipping Co.

A stimulation vessel was used, in conjunction with some new concepts, to perform a successful offshore CT operation in the West Brunei Darussalam waterflooded oil field.

Improving well control via drilling margin identification, influx analysis and direct measurement

Daan Veeningen, National Oilwell Varco

Well control events are almost exclusively detected by surface measurements. Early kick detection, especially in deepwater, where the riser comprises a substantial section of the wellbore, is paramount for limiting the severity of a wellbore influx; it also improves the operator’s ability to regain well control.

Features

Regional Report: Australia/Southeast Asia - Newcomers vie with region’s heavy hitters to meet soaring demand

Ian Lewis, Contributing Editor

Australian and Southeast Asian oil and gas producers are benefiting from soaring demand, both domestically, and through exports to thirsty Asian economies, such as China, India, Japan and South Korea.

Regulatory roundup: Fractivists take to the ballot box, BLM drags feet on permitting

David Blackmon, Contributing Editor

The November elections, and the recent partial shutdown of the federal government, have brought the nation’s oil and gas industry to the fore in recent weeks.

ShaleTech: Woodford - Play extensions result in more liquids production

Pramod Kulkarni, World Oil

In 2005, when shale exploration was taking off, with the Henry Hub gas price above $13/Mcf, Woodford was just plain Woodford. After gas prices cratered in 2009, operators focused their attention on the Cana Woodford, the liquids-rich shale play in Canadian County, Okla. The continuing search for liquids opened up a new area called SCOOP (South Central Oklahoma Oil Project), featuring a 400-ft, liquids-rich shale section with two targets—upper and lower Woodford.

Columns

First oil

Pramod Kulkarni, World Oil

South to east, east to west … west back to east?

What's new in exploration

William J. Pike, World Oil

When politics meets energy

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Value trumps volume

What's new in production

Henry Terrell, Contributing Editor

How much time to make shale? 24 billion days

Offshore in depth

Eldon Ball, Contributing Editor

Methane hydrates are more than the latest big thing

Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Anas Alhajji, Contributing Editor

Shale revolution has direct and indirect impacts on OPEC

Executive viewpoint

Jeffery L. Juergens, Newpark

Making gains above ground

Innovative thinkers

Melanie Cruthirds, World Oil

Viking SeaTech: Safety under the sea

The last barrel

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Mexico takes a major step forward

News & Resources

World of oil and gas

Melanie Cruthirds, World Oil

World of oil and gas

People in the industry

Melanie Cruthirds, World Oil

People in the industry

Companies in the news

Melanie Cruthirds, World Oil

Companies in the news

New products and services

Melanie Cruthirds, World Oil

New products and services

Meeting and events

Henry Terrell, Contributing Editor

Meeting and events

Industry at a glance

Henry Terrell, Contributing Editor

Industry at a glance